Al Sharpton is a well known civil rights activist. He has been instrumental in the fight for social justice for decades. Sharpton highlights national causes through the National Action Network. He ran for mayor of New York City and for the United States Senate in New York. ‘Politics Nation with Al Sharpton’ is a weekday one-hour television show that airs on MSNBC http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation covering political topics from healthcare to income equality or gay rights. Sharpton has been a long time advocate for gay rights and he preaches for more understanding of the issue within the African American community.

Sharpton has become more centrist in his approach in recent years. He is a big supporter of most of the work being done by the Obama Administration. Sharpton draws some criticism for other activist for not pressuring President Obama on issues like poverty more. MSNBC has Sharpton commenting on a lot of the nuance of voter suppression issues. A lot of people also like the presentation of the issues that Sharpton puts together on the radio.

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Georgia’s medicaid expansion battle

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Rev. Sharpton talks to the activists and lawmakers on the ground in Georgia fighting to see that state expand Medicaid and provide health care to 650,000 lower-income Georgians.

Obama fights for fairness, GOP fights for scariness

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While President Obama is throwing down the gauntlet in the fight for fairness, Republicans are pivoting their attentions from using scare tactics to talk about the Affordable Care Act, to using scare tactics to talk about Benghazi.

John Lewis joins #BringBackOurGirls

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Civil rights hero and Rep. John Lewis adds his voice to the growing calls to help the young girls abducted in Nigeria, as a team from the U.S. is set to hit the ground to begin helping to bring the girls home.

Even the rich want to raise the minimum wage

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The CEO of Subway is speaking out in favor of raising the minimum wage, and he’s joined by nearly two thirds of millionaires who think the move would help reduce income inequality. Rev. Sharpton explains how the GOP is on the wrong side of this issue.

Jet begins a new chapter

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Jet, one of America’s great historic magazines, announces they will transition to being an online-only publication next move, beginning a new chapter for a magazine that’s been an influential force in the black community for decades.

Cruz reignites ‘lawless’ attacks on Obama

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As the anti-Obama derangement reaches a fever pitch, with some even calling for treason, Sen. Ted Cruz makes yet another speech in which he accuses President Obama of lawlessness. Rev. Sharpton responds.

GOP revives debunked points to attack Obamacare

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As the Senate considers the confirmation of the new pick to head the Health and Human Services Department, Republicans find an opportunity to revive a bunch of debunked talking points to attack the health reform law.

PA governor won’t fight to keep voter ID

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Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett announced Thursday he will not pursue an appeal of a court ruling that overturned the state’s voter ID law in the state.

House votes to create Benghazi committee

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House Republicans held a vote Thursday evening to create a special select committee to further investigate the attacks in Benghazi, further politicizing a tragedy that took the lives of four American.

Kevin Durant to mom: ‘You’re the real MVP’

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Kevin Durant’s emotional MVP speech and tribute to his single mom inspires Rev. Al Sharpton to take a moment to appreciate all the great moms out there who struggle on behalf of their children.

The gun the NRA doesn’t want you to own

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It’s a new type of “smart gun” that could help prevent accidental gun deaths, so why does the NRA oppose it? MSNBC host Chris Hayes joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss.

Lewinsky-Clinton conspiracy theory

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The right wing has a new conspiracy theory to harp on, and this one purports that the latest news from Monica Lewinsky has all been carefully planned by the Clinton family to help Hillary.

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